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Discover the darker side of Devon with this remarkable collection of true-life crimes from across the county. Legendary north Devon highwayman Tom Faggus (featured in the classic novel Lorna Doone), east Devon smuggler Jack Rattenbury (known as 'The Rob Roy of the West'), south Devon murderer John Lee ('The Man They Could Not Hang') and west Devon fraudster Charles De Ville Wells
(immortalised for his gambling exploits in the music hall song 'The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo') are featured among the infamous rogues, rascals and reprobates in this veritable who's who of the county's most notorious villains.
Drawing on a wide variety of historical sources and containing many cases which have never before been published, Devon Villains will fascinate everyone interested in true crime and the history of Devon.

Devon villains - Mike Holgate

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Title
Devon villains - rogues, rascals and reprobates
Author
Mike Holgate
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
The History Press
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20110316

Discover the darker side of Devon with this remarkable collection of true-life crimes from across the county. Legendary north Devon highwayman Tom Faggus (featured in the classic novel Lorna Doone), east Devon smuggler Jack Rattenbury (known as 'The Rob Roy of the West'), south Devon murderer John Lee ('The Man They Could Not Hang') and west Devon fraudster Charles De Ville Wells
(immortalised for his gambling exploits in the music hall song 'The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo') are featured among the infamous rogues, rascals and reprobates in this veritable who's who of the county's most notorious villains.
Drawing on a wide variety of historical sources and containing many cases which have never before been published, Devon Villains will fascinate everyone interested in true crime and the history of Devon.

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Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
True crime stories - England - Devon.|Criminals - England - Devon - History.|Crime - England - Devon - History.|Devon (England) - History.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
143

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